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LOJAJO 25 June, 1999

I am looking for Elijah D. Holloway that lived in Jackson County in l900. He married Mrs. Harriet McCollough in Iron County, Mo. in 1880. They had two children James and Hattie in Missouri and moved to Ark. sometime before l886. The next two children Edward and Clarence was born in Arkansas. I believe this marriage was his second. I need to know if he had a son Jake by a previous marriage. My grandfather, Homer Clarence Holloway, was born in Alicia, Ark. in 1895 and his father Jake died maybe a year later. Jake Holloway was married to Addie Newton and after his death she married J. T. (Tommy) Wilson. She died some time after l910 and before l920. Any help with any of these names will help.

Judy Flowers 22 June, 1999

Philip A. Yancey died 5 May 1856, in Jackson County, Ar. His son, Alexander C. Yancey died 19 August 1875, in Jackson County, AR. Philip's wife was Margaret J. (Powell) Yancey. this information has been provided and not verified. Would appreciate information on this family including where they lived and where they are buried.

Bob Ewing 20 June, 1999

I am looking for information on a Thomas N. Con [CONN} age 40 Born in GA . This data was from the Jackson Co., AR 1880 census. A John Conn died in Jackson County in 1923. I don't know if they were related or not.

Lynna Morris 19 June, 1999

I have been searching for anything I can find on James F. GIBSON who was married to Amanda J. COLE on Jul 3, 1879 in Jackson Co. Amanda was the Daughter of Uriah COLE, the bear hunter. James and Amanda GIBSON were the parents of my father Tillman C. GIBSON. James and Amanda both died between 1893 and 1899 in Jackson Co. Any information appreciated.

Wayne May 7 June, 1999

Looking for any information or family members of DAVID MAY b.1826 in MO, who was a planter and Doctor in the mid 1800s. Was also a magistrate for 15 years in the county. He had two sons, GEORGE W. MAY b. 1851 and WILLIAM MAY. DAVID was married three times. RINA NARAMORE, EVALINE GWYNN, and SARAH MCMINN. I'm one of the MO MAYs and David was my GG uncle. I have the family back to JOHN ANDERSON MAY abt 1759 in colonial PA. If you are a decendent or know any information on the Mays please E-Mail me.

Lynne Morris 3 June, 1999

I am searching for the daughter of Redman Howard and Maude Duncan Howard who lived out side of Tuckerman Ar. They also had a a son who died several years ago. His name was Gordon Howard. Maude was the daughter of my dad's sister, Edna Gibson Duncan.Dad and Edna were grandchildren of URIAH COLE, the bear hunter! Maude also had a sister who was named Hazel. She died a a couple of years ago They are buried outside Tuckerman.The daughter of Maude. who I am searching, moved up north someplace. If anyone knows where this daughter is now, I would love to hear from you. My father, Tillman Gibson was an uncle to her mother. (Maude). I am not sure what her name is but she was the only daughter of maude and Redman Howard, for some reason " Lorraine" comes to mind, however I might be mistaken. She would be around seventy, I think, Thanks.

Narvel Rodgers 28 May, 1999

I am seeking information on the Harl and McDonald families who lived in Jackson County in 1850. Robert A Harl lived in the Alvin McDonald household in the Breckenridge Township with his sister Bolivia while his father, Thompson Harl and his siblings lived in the Village Township. Robert Harl, my grandfather who then moved to TX came back to Jacksonport to enlist in the CSA with his brother John E.A. Harl. John was killed or died while in service. Thompson Harl was married first to Elizabeth McDonald, Alvin's sister, who died and second to "Mary" whom he divorced in 1847. The children of Thompson moved to Red Rock in Bastrop County TX after Thompson's death. Alvin McDonald received a land grant in Jackson County on April 24, 1820. Any information on the family would be appreciated.

Steve McGrew 23 May, 1999

My great grandfather (Thomas Hamilton McGrew) is buried in Swifton, AR. However, I do not know which cemetery he is at or where the various cemeteries are located in and around Swifton. If anyone could provide me with names and addresses I would appreciate it. Also the names of funeral homes in the area may prove to be helpful as well. Thanks in advance.

Genia Helm-Rhea 16 May, 1999

I'm looking for data on the HILGER'S, YINGLING'S, HENSLEY'S, and JENKINS families from Jackson Co., AR. My gr gr grandfather (Hilger) was Napolean Bonaparte HILGER. He was married to Lucy Ann (Crump) Hilger. My gr gr grandfather (Hensley) was Thomas Preddy HENSLEY. He was married to Arlida (Gabbert) Hensley. My gr grandparents were Riley Alford Preddy HENSLEY and Dove Hilger HENSLEY. Thomas P. Hensley died in July 1888. Riley was born September 11, 1888. Arilda (GABBERT) Hensley remarried to Pleasant M. JENKINS in 1893. I appreciate any information you can help me with. Thank you

Carole Chambers 14 May, 1999

I am looking for info on the MOORE family. William (Billy) and Phoebe Moore had a son, John J. Moore (b. 1867) m. Eliza Jane Byrd July 22, 1888. John and several of his children are buried at Swifton Cemetery and his obituary says that he was a member of the Swifton Church of Christ for 30 years before he died in 1942. I am interested in anything about any of these people, but especially William and Phoebe, as I have practically no info on them.

Milissa Covey 4 May, 1999

I am looking for information regarding James R. BRINSFIELD, born June 18, 1953, in Newport, Arkansas, to Lorene (Williams) Brinsfield and Vessie Ray Brinsfield. Any information regarding James would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

No Name Given 2 May, 1999

Stephen SHUTTELESWORTH (b. 1833 Limestone, AL, d. ?) married Elizabeth THOMAS (b. 1836 ) in Jackson Co., on 19 Feb. 1852. I am looking for the parents of Elizabeth and the death date of Stephen. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

Virginia Bevens 21 April, 1999

I am writing again about the HURLEY family. The following people are my gg-grandmother's brother and his children. If you are related, please e-mail me. Thank you. William Penn Hurley was born 05 Mar 1847 in Dyer Co TN, and died 12 Dec 1895 in Jackson Co AR. He married Melvina Frances Roberts. Buried: Penix-Roberts Cemetery, Diaz, AK .....Children of William Hurley and Melvina Roberts are: Richard L. Hurley, born 10 Sep 1872. Walter Felix Hurley, born 19 Feb 1877. William B. Hurley, born 27 Aug 1882. Owen Herbert Hurley, born 19 Dec 1885. Nora E. Hurley, born 18 Jun 1891

Linda Thompson 16 April, 1999

Searching for information on the "Carter" family 1894-19?? of Cow Lake, Jackson County, AR.- William J.(Willie) & Emily F (Emma) Carter were the parents of Alice, Robert, Virginia Constant (Connie) Ida Mae, and Benjamin F. (Frank) Carter. Virginia Constant (Connie).. married William Thomas Layton in Jackson Co. both are buried in Earle, Crittenden Co., AR. Ida Mae first married Charles N. Dennis and later Mr.? Whybrew. They are all buried in Jackson County. B.F. (Frank) Carter's wife was Cora. She had been previously married and had a son. B.F.(Frank) Carter ran a junkyard in Newport until his death in 1965. He and wife are buried in Walnut Grove at Newport. His step-son may have operated a furniture store in Newport. William J. had a sister Mary Ann Carter, who son's "Joe John" Madden and Walter Madden also lived in Jackson County. "Joe John" Madden and descendents are buried at Cow Lake in the "Walker Cemetery"... as are some of the Carter's. Also, I am seeking information on the family of Walter Madden's first wife, Ella Cupp. Her parents were Zact & Mary Cupp. Other siblings were Luther E., Della, James and Loovatra? Cupp. All are listed in the Census of 1900- Jackson Co.- Cow Lake Twnshp. Luther married Viola Moore in Jackson Co. 1896.. She died before 1900 but after their son William Z Cupp was born 1897. Della married a man by the last name of Ward/Wood/s ?? in the 1890's he also died before 1900. They had 2 children- Earl D. and ? Guldsman? Any information on the above would be greatly appreciated.

L. Griffin 10 April, 1999

Seeking information on John Willis GIFFIN and his wife Alice Ann TRUELOVE who lived in Bradford, Ar. Also at Possum Grape.

Marian Hilton 4 April, 1999

DAVIS, WM. JEFFREY (nick-name) WHISTLIN' BILL DAVIS. Brn. 15 Dec. 1882, md. lst. HESTER STEELE , son JOHN A. HINKLE DAVIS brn. 1904, 2nd wife EDNA WILLARD, siblings RUTH brn 1912, ANNIE brn. 1915.RUTH md. BILL BULLARD. ANNIE moved to CA. In 1920 census Jackson Co. his Mother, MARY ANN MEACHUM DAVIS was living with them, she was brn. 1855 in Marion Co. AR. the dau of JESSE WM. MEACHUM AND ELIZA ADDILENE BRICKEY. EMILY ANN DAVIS, md. CHARLES EDWARD WHITE, siblings MATTIE ANN WHITE md. THOMAS PAYNE WOOD, Jackson Co. 1925. WILSON EDWARD WHITE md. OLGA of Bradford, AR. CHARLES dies and I find EMILY ANN WHITE md. to CHARLES CONYERS in 1920 census of Jackson Co., with step-children above. MATTIE ANN is my Mother. ELIZABETH WOOD md. SIMON K. CALHOUN 30 May 1907. Siblings ALBERT AND ENDA. Lived in Jackson Co. NANCY ANN PEARL WOOD md. SAMUEL L. COUCH, 20 Mar 1908. Siblings ALBERT THOMAS and PEARAL. They are also in Jackson Co. WOOD, WM. DANIEL, brn. 21 Dec. 1895, Sharp Co. , md..lst MAYME BANNARD, she commited suicide 31 Dec. 1932 circa. He then md. JIMMIE BAIRD METLON, and she is still alive. No siblings. These WOOD folks were all children of HIRAM JOHN WOOD and Amanda Jane Sharp. These families are all entertwined with people in Ind., Sharp, Fulton, and Clay Co. I have a lot of info on these people and would like to get in touch with anyone with any connections.

Pat Koger 28 Mar, 1999

Robert LEWIS m: Betty___ 2 dau.,Helen(b. before 1912) and Billie Josephine(b.1912) Billie was b. Newport(Jackson Co.).They later lived in Faulkner and eventually Pulaski (1930). I realize this is a common name,but I have no initials for Robert,who was dead by 1930s. There was a nearby LEWIS family in the 1930 City Directory (Little Rock) that consisted of Theo,Josephine,James,and Helen LEWIS,plus an elder,possibly, named James COOPER, if that helps locate anyone they may have lived with.

Tammy 24 Mar, 1999

I am looking for relatives of mine. I am originally from Swifton but my family is large and is distributed throughout Jackson and Lawrence(among others). The surnames I am looking for are: FORTENBERRY; GLUCKHERTZ; HASKETT(Anna Mae was my grandmother) and TAYLOR (Cora and Henry were my grandparents) Any help would be appreciated.

Bill Mitchell 24 Mar, 1999

I am interested in finding any information on the RILEYS or GILLEANS in Jackson County. I am especially interested in finding any information on Marie Jones RILEY. Marie Jones was b: abt 1897 and died abt 1928. She m: Hugh or Huby RILEY abt. 1920 in Heber Springs and had 5 children: Elos Riley; Lucille Riley Gillean; Carl Riley; Arthur Riley and baby girl that died. She had a brother Carl Jones and was born in Missouri. She was possibly adopted. She is buried in Tuckerman Any info would be appreciated.

Bill Mitchell 20 Mar, 1999

BEECH & WILLIAMSON. William Harvey Beech b: 1847 in GA., m: Sarach Elizabeth Williamson b: 1859 in Jackson Co., AR on 9/22/1875. Seeking any information on these families. I have information on this line down and would be happy to share. Also have photo of them

Bill Mitchell 4 Mar, 1999

My Great grandfather John William TARNOW was born in Jackson Co, Breckenridge township, Arkansas, March 1862. He was married to Dona or Donnie Lindsay also born in Arkansas in 1871. ANY LINKS OR INFO would be much appreciated.

Charles Hardesty 4 Mar, 1999

Looking for two descendants of James A. Robinett or their heirs. There were four children in all but two disappeared early in life. Looking for Grover and Ollie E. Robinett last seen in Bird Twp, Jackson Co., AR. Ollie was born Oct. 1890 in Jackson Co., AR and was adopted between 1898 and 1899. Ollie's father James died in 1895 and she was given to a brother in law to take care of. The brother in law was George W. Brooks who was married to her older sister Noranne B. Brooks. Someone came to court in Jackson Co. and stated that Ollie was not being well cared for so the courts put her with a family that later adopted her out. Grover Robinett was last seen on the 1900 census records of Jackson Co., AR, as a 17 yr old boy living with his sister, Noranne B. Brooks and his husband, George W. Brooks. On Jan 11, 1901 George W. Brooks was hanged in Oklahoma and the courts of AR stated that the children he was guardian over were no long living in the state of AR and they no longer had any authority over the children. The courts did not state where the children were living. The older sisters of Ollie and Grover went to Wewoka, Seminole Co., OK. I can find no location for Ollie and Grover. Someone out there must be a descendant of these two people.

Marcus S. Gatlin 4 Mar, 1999

My name is Marcus S. Gatlin and I was born in Newport April 28, 1935. I am the son of Isaac A. Gatlin and Evadna (Sisemore) Gatlin (deceased) and the grandson of Charles M. and Bessie Gatlin (deceased). I believe that my surname should be on the Jackson County List.

Kim Jarvis 1 Feb, 1999

I noticed that you had a judge William H. Jago that served 1884-1886. I have a William H. Jago in my family that disappeared after the Civil War. I thought this may be the same one. Does anyone have information on this judge? Bob Ussery 1 Feb, 1999

Seeking any and all information about one PHILIP RANDOLPH USSERY. Philip (PR) migrated to the Newport area in or around 1884 from Walker County, Alabama (near Carbon Hill). PR's wife was one Nancy Jane Guice/Guise/Guyse. PR's mother is Elizabeth ________ Ussery, found in the Alabama Federal census, 1850, family 375-375. It is believed that PR had uncles Philip, George and Morgan though these men might be cousins, etc. Key surnames are MORGAN, RANDOLPH, LEONARD. It is family folklore that these Usserys are descendants of one John USSERY from TN, though to date no direct TN link established (apart from PR stating in the 1850 census that he was born in TN). Any and all information would be appreciated....


Leslie Koller 5 Feb, 1999

I am looking for relatives buried in or near Elgin, Jackson Co, Arkansas. I supposedly have many Ivie and Ballard relatives buried there, but have been able to find them. The only cemetry I could find is Cheshire Cemetery, but this one has no relatives. ANyone know of another possibly un-used old cemetery in Elgin, probably near the old ferry site? Thanks


Lisa Destiche 6 Feb, 1999

Looking for information on the following families: John (b. Dec 1836 MO) and Sarah (b. 25 Dec 1842 MO) ROBERTS lived in Howell and Ozark Co, MO, moved to Jackson Co, AR after 1900. By 1910, Sarah is a widow. Looking for death date, burial place of John ROBERTS. Also looking for burial place of Sarah ROBERTS d. 22 Mar 1924 Jackson Co, AR. They had children named George ROBERTS m. Reeny ______?, Clara ROBERTS m. ______? SANDERS, Eliza Clementine (Clemmy) ROBERTS m. _______? THOMPSON, Margaret ROBERTS m. Jim THOMAS, Bertha Angeline ROBERTS m. Edgar Arvel BLEDSOE 14 Mar 1913 Newport, Jackson Co, AR. Also looking for the place/burial/date of death of John Thomas BLEDSOE, father of above Edgar Arvel BLEDSOE, died between 1900-1910, Jackson Co, AR. The BLEDSOE family moved from Crawford Co, IL to Jackson Co, AR around 1905, then moved to Alexander Co, IL around 1917.


Charli Yarbro 14 Feb, 1999

I am looking for relatives of Thomas Washington BRAZEALE who married both Nancy and Fanny BRECKENRIDGE in Jackson Co in 1853 and 1859. They later moved to Oregon Co., Missouri. Parents of Thomas are Archibald BRAZEALE and Sarah CLAY married in Jackson Co in 1847.


Chris Craig 21 Feb, 1999

Looking for information on John Grady, d: May 16, 1951. He Was married to Minnie T. Ward and was married 2 times before that. Wifes names unknow. Has a son Clarence who died around 1935, maybe before that date or after. His father and mother were George and Jenny. Sisters were Florence, Grady, Turner, and Lillie Grady Graves. Joe Grady half brother Will Philips. Will had a son named Fred.


No Name Given 5 Feb, 1999

Am looking for any information on ALVIE RUPE. I think he was born January 1, 1895 and died February 15, 1968. Alvie was married to an Ella. They had Jack, Elois, AJ, Pat, and Harry Rupe. If you have any information on any of these people please contact me. They all lived in Jackson County (Newport, AR) Thank you


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